|Post Office Established||1909-04-01|
|Village Incorporated||June 7, 1910|
|• Mayor||Brian Rowan|
|• Governing body||Young Village Council|
|• Land||2.51 km2 (0.97 sq mi)|
|• Density||95.2/km2 (247/sq mi)|
|Postal code||S0K 4Y0|
Young came into being with the coming of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and at one time hoped to be the hub of four railroads. It was incorporated as a village in 1910, named for F.G. Young, land agent. Wide streets were laid for a growing community with sights on becoming a city. Business flourished: stores, hotel, billiard hall, barber shop, bank, doctor, drug store, no less than three lumber yards, livery barns, blacksmith shop, three churches and a school.
A train engineer took note of the rock formations near the community. He came back to develop a huge limestone kiln that produced 1000 bushels of lime a day. Concrete formed the base of this structure that stood 53 feet high with a trestle 200 feet long. The remains can still be seen at the north-west end of 2nd Avenue, just beyond the Senior housing.
The far-sighted and ambitious pioneers who started the community may have had their dreams toned down somewhat as Young did not become the hub of the railroads or a city. The present residents still have some of that enthusiasm flowing through their veins. For a village of less than 300 people, it has a store, service station, post office, Credit Union, Insurance agent, restaurant, two churches, private caterers and a school.
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On the social side, the 3 sheet curling rink with artificial ice and hockey arena are the centre of activity in the winter. The swimming pool, golf course, ball diamonds and the ever-improving playground are the places to be in the summer. Its school has a shop, home economics, computer room, photography, art program and gymnasium.
A fire destroyed the village's oldest building, a former hotel, bar and popular meeting place for residents. The blaze at the Young Hotel started shortly before 3 a.m. on November 12, 2011. The hotel was built in 1910.
|Canada census – Young, Saskatchewan community profile|
|Population:||239 (-9.1% from 2006)||263 (-12.0% from 2001)|
|Land area:||2.51 km2 (0.97 sq mi)||2.51 km2 (0.97 sq mi)|
|Population density:||95.2/km2 (247/sq mi)||104.8/km2 (271/sq mi)|
|Median age:||53.8 (M: 53.7, F: 53.9)||49.9 (M: 49.8, F: 50.0)|
|Total private dwellings:||150||150|
|Median household income:||$n/a||$28,236|
|References: 2011 2006 earlier|
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- National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2014-08-21.
- Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Archived from the original on January 15, 2016. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
- "Economy of Young". Village of Young. Retrieved 2011-03-06.
- "History of Young". Village of Young. Retrieved 2011-03-06.
- "Young's century-old hotel building destroyed". CBC News. Retrieved 2013-02-09.
- "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-03.
- "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-06.
- "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
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